Just wondering if anyone has some good book suggestions. Not necessarily on mothering , just favorite reads

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Christine - posted on 01/28/2009

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Quoting Jenni:



Oh, Francine Rivers is an amazing author.  I would recommend Redeeming Love first.  Let me know how it is.






 






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thats an awesome book- I love it!

Julie - posted on 01/28/2009

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I love the classics, anything by Jane Austin, especially Pride and Prejudice.



Also, for a great light read, try A Rather Lovely Inheritance (I don't remember the author). It also has a sequel called A Rather Curious Engagement that I haven't read yet but am looking foward to.

Martha - posted on 01/28/2009

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I just finished two books, "Water For Elephants" and "The Memory Keepers Daughter"  both great books!  :)

Lynnette - posted on 01/28/2009

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Rachel is right. Janet Evanovich is great for a good laugh. Another series that's good is by Sue Grafton. Starts with "A is for..." and I think she is through "T is for..." They are mystery, but pretty funny sometimes also.

Paula - posted on 01/28/2009

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I am reading the Outlander series and loving it.  It is by Diana Galbaldon and is a fabulous read.  I have a number of friends addicted to them.

Carol - posted on 01/28/2009

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Oh It wasn't that I didn't want any books on mothering, I just thought unless I claified that might be the only suggestions I got. Thanks for all the great in-put!!

Amy - posted on 01/28/2009

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Any books by Catherine Anderson. My favorite author is Diana Gabaldon the Outlander series. The Twilight series by Stephanie Meier is awesome too.

Alicia - posted on 01/27/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:



Quoting Rachel:

My favorite book is actually a series by Janet Evonovich, the Stephanie Plum series. She has several books but the others aren't as good. I think the first book is called "One for the Money" They are very funny and easy/addicting to read.






I second that! And even more so since I became a mom, I find them lol funny so after a long day when the rest of the house is asleep I like to grab one of her books and curl up on the couch untill the rest of the day falls away, then I find I sleep better too!






I also have been reading the "Stephanie Plum" series by Janet Evanovich and have really enjoyed them. I really enjoyed the "Twilight" series by Stephanie Meyers. I have read books by Jodi Picoult that I have liked. I really enjoyed "The Summerhouse" and "Return to the Summerhouse" by Jude Deveraux. I also loved the "Shopaholic" series by Sophie Kinsella. This are just a few of my favorites Happy Reading:)

Carrie - posted on 01/27/2009

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Tender Grace by Jackina Stark recently came out. It can be found at some Christian bookstores.

Kath - posted on 01/27/2009

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A couple of people have mentioned Marian Keyes and Celia Aherne and I would second that. I would also include Cathy Kelly in there too. All really good reads but not too intense, easy to pick up and put down! I'm a personal fan of the Harry Potter books also. Happy reading!

Emily - posted on 01/27/2009

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Mysteries: Dorothy Sayer's Lord Peter books. Makes you think: just about anything by C.S. Lewis, esp. Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, Till We Have Faces. Robin McKinley is a favorite author of mine too, especially Sunshine and Spindle's End.

Sarah - posted on 01/27/2009

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Quoting Tamee:



"The Shack" is a good Christian read with great twists!





I just finished this book too. WOW what a great new way to look at my life with papa:)

Candy - posted on 01/27/2009

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Gabrielle is right on suggesting 'Rebecca' by Daphne du Maurier- an entrancing romance/mystery. 



For a very funny delightful romance book with some great serious moments, I'd go for "I Capture the Castle' by Dodie Smith, who's better known for "101 Dalmations" - this book is totally different.



If you like something deeper, Graham Greene's "The Human Factor" is a spy story with enormous heart... I've read it over and over.



And if you love food and a lighter style of mystery with a most unusual reluctant detective heroine, look up Kerry Greenwood's " Earthly Delights" - it even has the recipes talked about in the story at the back of the book.  Marvellous!

Christine - posted on 01/27/2009

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anything by Francine Rivers is amazing!



 



A great mom book is Whines and Noses! Super funny!

Christine - posted on 01/27/2009

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anything by Francine Rivers is amazing!



 



A great mom book is Whines and Noses! Super funny!

Dana - posted on 01/27/2009

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The Sweet Potato Queen's Book of Love (and all the other books by Jill Conner Browne).  I listened to it on audio book in my car and had to pull over because I was laughing so hard.  :)



The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series by Alexander McCall Smith, though I suggest listening to it on audio book if you can as some of the names and things are hard to pronounce and the woman who reads it does a fabulous job.



I know you weren't keen on books on mothering, but I quite enjoyed The 7 Stages of Motherhood by Ann Pleshette Murphy it was humorous and informative.

Paulette - posted on 01/27/2009

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If you want to read somthing that's not a romance novel, but not sci-fi either.  I love the Lee Child books.  His books are about a fictional character named Jack Reacher.  He's an ex-military cop who wanders alone around the country and always finds some trouble, some mystery to solve.  It's kinda a murder mystery, with some action, humor, and some kick butt twists.

Heather - posted on 01/27/2009

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I just finished "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen & loved it. I also really like Harlan Coben books- the Myron Bolitar series is pretty funny. Stuart Woods also has some great reoccurring characters in his books. Happy reading!

Kerry - posted on 01/27/2009

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i loved the shopaholic series but the other name is sophia something i can't remember. The book i am reading at the moment are torey haydens ones she is brilliant author as well as a specialist in elective muteism in children  which is what her book are about.

Toni - posted on 01/27/2009

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I just finished "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" for my book club, and it has become one of my favorites. It's a young adult book that was written in the 1940's about a girl coming of age. It's timeless and inspirational.

Sharon - posted on 01/27/2009

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I read a great book by Dave Barry, and it is a short story. The title is The shepard, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Dog. I laughed at almost every paragraph and highly recommend it to everyone.

Gabrielle - posted on 01/27/2009

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Quoting Vicki:

Lloyd C. Douglas is incredible: The Robe, Invitation to Live, White Banners
Frank Peretti: This Present Darkness, Piercing the Darkness, The Oath
Francine Rivers: Redeeming Love, The Atonement Child, The Scarlet Thread
Louisa May Alcott: Little Women
Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca, The Scapegoat
Thomas Hardy: Tess of the Durbervilles, Mayor of Casterbridge
Herman Melville: Moby Dick
Karen Kingsbury: The Redemption Series, The Firstborn Series, The Sunrise Series



Hi Vicki, your list of books was right on target. Isn't Karen Kingsbury amazing? I totally recommend her books.

Stephanie - posted on 01/27/2009

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven was an amazing book by Mitch Albom. If you haven't read it you should. It's a very touching story. Also Lucky by Alice Sebold was such a good book that I finished it in only a couple of nights.

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Jodi Picoult is good.  She writes books that about things that are a bit "taboo".  I've also read the Twilight series, which is aimed at teenagers but is still a good and easy read.  Also Alice Sebold is really good.

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I absolutely love Nora Roberts-just about anything by her will be a wonderful read. I also enjoy Mary Kay Andrews, Dee Henderson, John Grisham, & Nicolas Sparks.

User - posted on 01/27/2009

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Lloyd C. Douglas is incredible: The Robe, Invitation to Live, White Banners
Frank Peretti: This Present Darkness, Piercing the Darkness, The Oath
Francine Rivers: Redeeming Love, The Atonement Child, The Scarlet Thread
Louisa May Alcott: Little Women
Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca, The Scapegoat
Thomas Hardy: Tess of the Durbervilles, Mayor of Casterbridge
Herman Melville: Moby Dick
Karen Kingsbury: The Redemption Series, The Firstborn Series, The Sunrise Series

Julie - posted on 01/27/2009

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The Emily Giffin series (Something Borrowed) are always good..nice entertaining and fast reads. But, if you want something a bit more serious...'The Shack', by William Paul Young is pretty good too.



hope u enjoy. :)

Heather - posted on 01/27/2009

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Tight Squeeze by Debbie Diogiavanni (I'm not sure on the spelling) , Beverly Lewis, and Lori Wick are wonderful too.

Gabrielle - posted on 01/27/2009

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I absolutely love Nicholas Sparks, these books are based off real locations in North Carolina. Nora Roberts...I adore her writing, my favorite is Birthright. My absolute favorite is Karen Kingsbury, stories of faith, hope, love and redemption!!

User - posted on 01/27/2009

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anything by Marian Keyes, some laugh out loud bits with a real life edge to them. she has a real gift for writing ordinary life in an extraordinary way.

Jenni - posted on 01/27/2009

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Oh, Francine Rivers is an amazing author.  I would recommend Redeeming Love first.  Let me know how it is.



 



Jenni Strunk

Bev - posted on 01/27/2009

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Hi there... I've read all books by Cecilia Ahern, nothing too serious just good 'feel good' sort of books :) I've also just finished 'No time for Goodbye' by Lynwood Barclay' , now that was a really good suspense, crime which I'm sure you'll enjoy ! Happy reading... Bev x

Jana - posted on 01/27/2009

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Annthing by Nicholas Sparks especially the lucky one.  I heard Twilight is really good which is part of a series as well

Jennifer - posted on 01/27/2009

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Quoting Rachel:

My favorite book is actually a series by Janet Evonovich, the Stephanie Plum series. She has several books but the others aren't as good. I think the first book is called "One for the Money" They are very funny and easy/addicting to read.



I second that! And even more so since I became a mom, I find them lol funny so after a long day when the rest of the house is asleep I like to grab one of her books and curl up on the couch untill the rest of the day falls away, then I find I sleep better too!

Nicola - posted on 01/27/2009

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Jodi Picoult is fabulous, try her! Khaled hosseini another one. The time travellers wife- very weird at first but brilliant.

Rachel - posted on 01/27/2009

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My favorite book is actually a series by Janet Evonovich, the Stephanie Plum series. She has several books but the others aren't as good. I think the first book is called "One for the Money" They are very funny and easy/addicting to read.

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The Swarm by Frank Schaetzing or the "Balaclava" series by Charlotte McLeod are some of my favourites (but then again I have hundreds of books so I could suggest loads more). Oh and Tess Gerritsen's books are quite good, too ;-)

Christa - posted on 01/27/2009

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I loved loved loved "A Thousand Splendid Suns", by Khaled Hosseini.  One of the best books I've read in a while.

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